'Light on text and biographical history yet saturated with illustrations, Goya Drawings pulls together samples from each of Goya’s sketchbooks and allows for cross reference and comparison as Goya’s interests and techniques varied over his lifetime. The catalog provides a solid museum-like experience of this classical Spanish artist' - New York Journal of Books
A chronological survey of drawings by Francisco de Goya
Drawings by Francisco de Goya presents the fruits of the research undertaken for the publication of a new catalogue raisonné of Goya's drawings, a subject to which the Museo del Prado has always devoted particular attention and which is one of the keystones of its collection. Since the publication of Gassier's catalogue in 1973, the number of drawings attributed to Goya has changed, giving rise to the need for a new catalogue raisonné which updates the enormous body of information accumulated over the course of two centuries of literature on this subject. This book brings together more than 100 drawings by Goya from the Prado's own collections and from public and private ones around the world.
It is presented as a chronological survey of his work that includes drawings from throughout his career, ranging from the Italian Sketchbook to the Bordeaux Albums. It also offers an up-to-date vision of the ideas that recurrently appear in Goya's work, revealing the ongoing and long-lasting relevance of his thinking.
- Author: Jose Manuel Matilla, Senior Curator at the Museo Nacional del Prado
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Date published: December 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500971000
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 cm